Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by chrismellotron, May 30, 2013.
Through Zero Fuzz
Thanks on the ZVex!!
Karl, darling devil, bullnose and monkey fist are all variants, but I wasn’t sure if any other “major” manufacturers had one in the regular lineup.
I had a strange experience today playing my DBA Harmonic Transformer. So, we all know that having a buffer before a fuzz can mess your sound up, usually making things brighter and thinner. But having buffers after Fuzz shouldn't make any difference. Right?! But today, I realized my Harmonic Transformer sounded very muddy with buffered pedals behind it! It sounds very crisp (and totally awesome) when it's the only pedal plugged in, and sounds great in all 4 modes. When it was in front of my Klones and Boss pedals, only the brightest, mid-scooped mode sounded good, the rest was mud.
I've noticed slight differences with post Fuzz buffers before, but never anything nearly this extreme. Some kind of impedance mismatch issue perhaps?
I'm no expert, but yes, I think high output impedance could be a culprit....
IG is a fun place for that, i think!
i did some more, today; i showed an insane pitch-bending exercise towards a very elusive goal. ha!
Fuzz people help me out, looking hard at both buzzarounds and or tonebender mk I. Looking for more wild hair here. Is there major differences between these 2 variations and what builders should i be looking at? TIA!
Hmmmm...best TB mk. 1 I've heard is Faceless FX Marquis. For Buzzy's there's Super Electric, Monsterpiece, Ghost Effects, Stephen Douglas, Faceless FX Reverse Buzzy...I own all of them and they're all terrific. Just depends on your budget.
Are the response characteristics/sounds different between the 2 diff or similiar? Again TIA!
thanks! was only just getting to figuring out that riff.
will check the input/output caps.
set to Ge.
reverse phase, plenty of feedback (gate on, bias-"gating" very much in use), feedback quasi-tuned to an octave+5th above-the-root.
i think input cap was on 4, output cap on 2 or 3.
bright switch off.
neck pickup, slight tone roll-off.
Between TB and Buzzy? Big difference IMO. Buzzy is more thick cutting and gated (slightly). TB is cutting and edgy. Generally. And TB is less compressed. Two different animals. Buzzy might have more bottom end too depending on builder/version. BTW-What the hell is TIA?
i dig 'em both, but own 2 MkI's (and counting), but no buzzarounds (though the Pigdog fuzzbound tempts me); to each their own!
my favorite MkI's are facelessfx Marquis, Ghost Effects 2065, PigDog Loony; apparently, @analogmike is working on his 1st MkI right now.
i love the feel, sensitivity and sometimes greasy, gatey riiiip of a great MkI; super-expressive.
Marquis for MKI for sure... killer build and great guy.
Didn't know Mike had one in the works! That's gonna be something else...
Thanks In Advance!
Here's the FUBÄR with expression pedal madness... Not necessarily fit for human ears, but hey you asked! @wrightdude's track with the Fuzzbear is better for showing the more musical side of this circuit. Hah
That is great!!!!
Do you know if the exp can take 0-5V CV? I think I asked and it couldnt... but I may be confabulating?
Unfortunately I don't know. The manual just says 10kOhm-100kOhm, and I'm using a cheap m-audio one which works fine.
Any opinions on the best IC muff (besides an '78 EHX BMP)? So far the pedals I'm aware of are:
Blakemore Effects DreamsICle.
Wren and Cuff Eye See Pi.
Made by Mike Dream Box/'78 IC Muff.
EHX IC muff collab with Billy Corgan, whenever that gets released.
And since there's a sale on - would the BAT Son of Pharaoh get me anywhere near the sound of a '78?
That was great! I tend to apologize for many of my messes too, but so love wallowing in filthy, mangled dirt. I've almost hit "buy" a few times for the Fuzz Bear and especially the FUBÄR, but I am currently more than delighted with the extra range and interesting artifacts I'm getting from my Fat Fuzz Factory, and it's tiny; FFF sent my Fuzz Probe packing.
And dang if I didn't add COD LIVER to 208, so here's the "final" setlist and it should be up at BandCamp later today, hopefully. One of my finer messes! *-)
I plugged a Bit Commander into my Harmonic Transformer and the resulting sound was so brutal that it knocked my power out! Or maybe it was the snow that knocked a tree onto the power lines.... but I think it was the gated sub octaves